The wait is over as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made their selection and close out Day 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft. With the 32nd pick, the Bucs have selected Washington edge rusher Joe Tryon.
Defensive coordinator Todd Bowles gets another pass rusher to add to an already stacked defensive front seven. Tampa Bay will be able to develop Tryon’s game and put him in a rotation with Jason Pierre-Paul and Shaq Barrett as he improves his game.
Interestingly enough, some have compared Tryon to T.J. Watt coming out of college.
Courtesy of SB Nation’s UW Dawg Pound, below are the good and the bad of Tryon’s game while a member of the Washington Huskies.
- Great initial burst and straight-line speed
- Attacks with a strong, aggressive bull-rush
- Uses length and arms well
- Versatile – can rush outside or inside; college scheme and physical traits suited to playing edge in a 4-3 or 3-4
- Has the work ethic to improve, great motor
- Needs more variety to his pass rush beyond a bull-rush or an arm-over move
- Doesn’t bend and dip smoothly around blockers, needs to get lower
- Breaks contain both as a pass rusher and as a run defender too often (sucked in on zone reads)
- Needs to get stronger in lower body; tendency to lack a solid anchor when engaged in double teams
- Just one full year of production